GCI Industrial Telecom Safety Milestone 2.5 Million Hours
May29

GCI Industrial Telecom Safety Milestone 2.5 Million Hours

FOR Immediate Release May 29, 2015 For information contact: Mark Johnson GCI Industrial Telecom Phone: 907-868-5478 GCI Industrial Telecom Safety Milestone 2.5 Million Hours GCI Industrial Telecom, a division of GCI, recently achieved over 2.5 Million hours (13.5 yrs.) since their last lost time accident (LTA) and over 1.2 Million hours (3.5 yrs.) since their last recordable safety incident. The GCI team is comprised of technicians, project managers and engineers. For over 20 years they have been providing dedicated operations and maintenance (O&M) remote project support and communication services to their partners in the farthest regions of the North Slope of Alaska and Gulf of Mexico. “Safety Matters to our staff, the management team, but most importantly to all of our families.” said GCI Industrial Telecom Vice President Russ Doig. “We have worked hard to build a culture of safety and are fortunate to have a team that embraces it’s importance. This is something we all can be very proud of.” GCI Industrial Telecom employs more than 120 telecom professionals throughout Alaska, Texas and Louisiana to (safely) support the communication needs of full life cycle of industrial operations. More information about GCI Industrial Telecommunications is available at www.gci-industrialtelecom.com and 907-868-0400, toll-free 877-411-1484....

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Sen. Murkowski Welcomes Approval of DOE License for Alaska LNG Export Project
May28

Sen. Murkowski Welcomes Approval of DOE License for Alaska LNG Export Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                          CONTACT: Robert Dillon 202.224.6977 May 28, 2015                                                                           Michael Tadeo 202.224.5810     Sen. Murkowski Welcomes Approval of DOE License for Alaska LNG Export Project   Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today cheered the Department of Energy’s approval of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export license for Alaska’s massive North Slope natural gas resources.   “Receiving the conditional license to export LNG to non-free trade agreement countries is a major milestone for the Alaska LNG project and great news for Alaska,” Murkowski said. “With federal permission in place, those working on the project have the ability to begin selling Alaska gas in the Asian markets. With this project comes good jobs and a stronger economy and I’m excited to see Alaska at the forefront of LNG exports.”   Department of Energy (DOE) officials announced the license approval Thursday morning in Anchorage at a roundtable on the federal permitting process hosted by Murkowski.   The license, which would allow exports of up to 2.55 billion cubic feet of natural gas a day for 30 years, is conditional on final regulatory approval of the project by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The Alaska LNG Project is currently in the pre-filing process at FERC.   The Alaska LNG Project is a partnership between the state of Alaska, the Alaska Gasline Development Corp., BP, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, and the pipeline company TransCanada.   Murkowski noted that DOE’s 30-year authorization – a full decade longer than typical – was justified by the size and scope of the Alaska LNG Project, which could cost as much as $60 billion.   “The volume of 2.55 BCF a day and the length of this authorization are necessary to support a project of this size and scope,” Murkowski said.   Alaska has 35 trillion cubic feet of proven gas reserves on the North Slope, and the potential for 200 trillion cubic feet more both onshore and offshore of Alaska’s northern coast. Alaska also has a 44-year history of shipping LNG from Cook Inlet to Asia from Nikiski.   “I have always indicated that coordination at the federal level will be key to the success of an Alaska LNG project. When the prospects for Alaska gas changed from an overland pipeline to an LNG project, the federal tools changed.” Murkowski said. “FERC has the ability to be the lead agency for permitting and play a coordinating role for federal agencies. Further, the Department of the Interior leads an interagency working group established through executive order to support major Alaska projects and can supplement FERC’s lead on an Alaska LNG Project.”   As chairman of the Senate Energy...

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News Release “Flowline Receives Supplier Recognition Award from Conoco”
May12

News Release “Flowline Receives Supplier Recognition Award from Conoco”

        NEWS RELEASE                                                    May 11, 2015     FLOWLINE ALASKA INC. RECEIVES SUPPLIER RECOGNITION AWARD FROM CONOCOPHILLIPS   Fairbanks, Alaska – Flowline Alaska, Inc. (“Flowline”) was recently recognized by ConocoPhillips as part of its Supplier Recognition Award program. The award honors companies that exhibit exceptional leadership that supports the long-term health of the company, the environment and the communities where ConocoPhillips operates. After ConocoPhillips Alaska (COPA) received pipe from a supplier that did not meet COPA technical specifications, Flowline managed the testing and disposal of the out-of-spec pipe, and provided critical jointing, coating, and insulating support to install the replacement pipe under an extremely tight timeline. By meeting the aggressive deadline, ConocoPhillips avoided a one-year delay in major project startups (CD-5 and DS-2S). As the primary supplier for line-pipe services for the North Slope, Flowline has worked exceptionally well with the COPA team and been instrumental to the success of new pipeline projects and the pipeline integrity program. For these efforts, Flowline received the “Teamwork” award. Recipient companies were nominated by ConocoPhillips’ global business unit leadership, with winners chosen by a global cross-functional committee, including senior management. Flowline was nominated by the Alaska business unit. “Flowline’s philosophy is to provide on-time solutions with the highest quality manufactured products and services to companies developing the North Slope,” said Richard Schok, President, Flowline Alaska, Inc. “We appreciate the recognition of our team, the men and women who work hard to ensure the quality of our products and services. We are extremely happy to be recognized by ConocoPhillips Alaska as fulfilling that purpose with such a prestigious award.” ConocoPhillips will present Flowline with the award on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at 11:30 a.m. at Flowline’s office located at 1881 Livengood, Fairbanks, AK 99701.   — # # # —   About Flowline Alaska, Inc. Flowline Alaska was founded in 1981, initially providing pipe insulation services to the companies developing the North Slope oil fields. Over the past 34 years, Flowline has diversified as the industry has changed to add corrosion coating, pipe spool fabrication, double joint welding and module/skid fabrication to their portfolio of services. Flowline Alaska, Inc. is a privately held, family owned and operated local Fairbanks business.   Contacts Genevieve Schok Flowline Alaska, Inc. 907-456-4911 Genevieve@flowline-alaska.com Natalie Lowman (media) ConocoPhillips Alaska 907-263-4153...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AMERICAN FAST FREIGHT, INC. ACQUIRES CARIBBEAN SHIPPING SERVICES, INC.
May11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AMERICAN FAST FREIGHT, INC. ACQUIRES CARIBBEAN SHIPPING SERVICES, INC.

AMERICAN FAST FREIGHT, INC. ACQUIRES CARIBBEAN SHIPPING SERVICES, INC. Fife, Washington American Fast Freight, Inc. (AFF): May 8, 2015, today, AFF announced that it acquired Caribbean Shipping Services, Inc. (Caribbean Shipping).  Caribbean Shipping is based in Jacksonville, Florida and is a leading cold chain provider. Caribbean Shipping operates primarily in the Puerto Rico market specializing in refrigerated freight forwarding. Mr. Paul Robbins, Chairman and Co-Founder of Caribbean Shipping will remain as President, which will operate as a new subsidiary under AFF, Inc., the parent company of AFF.  Caribbean Shipping will work jointly with AFF’s current efforts in the region. The purchase of Caribbean Shipping Services will add substantial enhancements to AFF’s current operations on the Eastern Seaboard.  Through its affiliate, AFF de Puerto Rico, LLC, AFF has pursued the development of the dry goods forwarding business under the direction of AFF de Puerto Rico General Manager, Mr. Andy Pacheco. AFF intends to utilize synergies with Caribbean Shipping’s cold chain knowledge and its penetration in the Eastern United States to greatly increase the ability to meet the increasing demand of AFF’s customers in this much valued market. “This acquisition is a great stride forward for AFF,” said company President and CEO, Kevin Kelly.  “We are extremely excited about adding Caribbean Shipping Services to our family of companies and are pleased about the further services and reliability we will be able to offer our customers in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.” “Joining the AFF companies is the right succession plan for our family business and our business family,” said Paul Robbins. “We could not have chosen a better partner to broaden our capabilities and better serve our customers in the Puerto Rico and Caribbean market.” About American Fast Freight, Inc. American Fast Freight, Inc., also known as AFF, (www.americanfast.com) is a transportation and logistics company headquartered in Fife, Washington. AFF and its affiliated companies and divisions provide a wide range of ocean freight forwarding, trucking, project logistics and warehousing-distribution services. The core business is ocean freight consolidating and forwarding, specializing in the domestic Jones Act markets of Alaska, Hawaii, Guam and Puerto Rico.  AFF is an indirect subsidiary of a portfolio company owned by The Jordan Company II, LLC and members of AFF management. # # # If you would like more information regarding this topic, or to schedule an interview with Kevin Kelly, please call Jake Nyman at 253-926-5047 or send an email to...

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For Immediate Release: NORTHERN AIR CARGO TO PERFORM CEREMONY
May05

For Immediate Release: NORTHERN AIR CARGO TO PERFORM CEREMONY

NORTHERN AIR CARGO TO PERFORM CEREMONY HONORING 29-YEAR RETIRING PILOT   Anchorage, AK – May 4, 2015 – Anchorage based Northern Air Cargo (NAC) will recognize pilot Dennis Schulze on Saturday, May 9, 2015, during a retirement ceremony celebrating his 29-year service with the company.   Dennis Schulze started with NAC on May 1, 1984 and piloted hundreds of flights throughout Alaska during his tenure.  A tragic and debilitating motorcycle accident in the fall of 2012 left Schulze uncertain about his future with the company; however, after months of recovery and physical therapy, Schulze was able to return to the workforce.   On Saturday, May 9, 2015, at 11:00 a.m., Dennis Schulze will receive a traditional aviation-type reception for retired pilots whereby the final flight-taxi arrival of the jet aircraft will be greeted by a deluge of water sprayed over the jet by airport fire trucks on the tarmac.  Shortly afterwards, a springtime barbecue will be held in his honor at the NAC cargo facility.   About Northern Air Cargo Northern Air Cargo is Alaska’s largest all-cargo airline offering scheduled and charter services throughout Alaska, the Lower 48 and North...

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